Past event: Counter UAS Technology USA Conference

We are delighted to announce the 3rd annual Counter UAS Technology USA Conference taking place in Arlington, VA on the 5th and 6th of December 2023.

Building off the back of a sell-out 2022 event, Counter UAS Technology USA  2023 will return to Arlington, VA once again showcase the very latest technology in the market to ensure that DoD personnel, equipment and infrastructure are protected from the proliferation of drones.

With the release of President Biden Administration's Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan in April 2022, and the new Counter UAS legislation - 'Safeguarding the Homeland from the Threats Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act of 2023'- it is evident that countering the threat of sUAS has become a key priority for the US.

Modernizing the US C-sUAS capabilities is therefore critical to enable the DoD and Military to protect personnel, assets and locations from the proliferation of illegal and hostile drones.

Counter UAS Technology USA 2023 will facilitate discussions surrounding C-sUAS priorities, challenges and solutions, offering a well-rounded agenda with presentations from key DoD and US military service branches, as well as briefings from leading industry solution providers developing innovative technologies to assist in countering the threat of UAS.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear the latest C-UAS updates from US DoD and Military Senior Leadership and Program Managers, from key organizations including the JCO, PEO Missiles and Space, AMD Cross-Functional Team, JIAMDO, RCCTO, Fort Sill, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, ODNI, MCDID, and a range of frontline Homeland Security representatives
  • Engage and network with a range of leading solution providers advancing cutting-edge technology to enhance counter drone responses
  • Gain access to various keynote briefings, covering a range of key topics including kinetic and non-kinetic capabilities, detection and targeting, interoperability, procurement, AI and machine learning, among many others
  • Meet and listen to key international speakers from across NATO and allied nations, to learn more about their efforts to improve their national protection against the threat of drones


  • Brigadier General Frank Lozano, Programme Executive Officer, Missiles and Space, US Army
  • Chief John Peart, Command and Control Systems Integrator, Joint Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Office (JCO)
  • Colonel Anthony Behrens, Chief of Staff, Air and Missile Defence Cross-Functional Team
  • Colonel Curtis W. King, 45th Air Defense Artillery Commandant, Chief of Air Defense Artillery, and Deputy Commander, Fires Centre of Excellence (FCOE) and Fort Sill, US Army Air Defense Artillery School
  • Dr Craig Robin, Chief Executive Officer, EO Solutions
  • Dr Cristian Coman, Senior Scientist, NCI Agency
  • Dr Daniel Guillette, Program Manager, HPEM Weapon System Transition, High Power Electromagnetics Division, US Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Dr Jay Gee Simmons, C-UAS SME, DEVCOM Aviation and Missile Center
  • Dr Nicholas Maniscalco, Chief Engineer, High Point Aerotechnologies
  • Group Captain Gary Darby, Head UK Joint C-UAS Office, Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Emory J. Hayes, CsUAS Branch Chief, Robotic Requirements Division, Maneuver-Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate (MCDID)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Eric Lewis, Product Manager, AMP-HEL, Directed Energy Program Office DEPO, US Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO)
  • Lieutenant Colonel RĂ¼diger Rauch, Assistant Branch Chief, Strategy and Operations Directorate I 6, C-sUAS, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany
  • Major Jake LaGue, Counter UAS Branch Chief, Project Manager Maneuver Systems (PM MAS)
  • Major Jason "Paddles" Dempsey, Combat Development and Integration CD&I, US Marine Corps, US Marine Corps
  • Major Michel K.C Koopman, SQN Cdt 640 SQN NLD Air Force staff officer / C-UAS program manager, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Mr Brent Cotton, Director, Director, C-UAS Program Management Office, Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr Brian Fishpaugh, Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Aviation, National Intelligence Manager-Aviation (NIM-A), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
  • Mr DJ Smith, Technical Surveillance Agent/Unmanned Aerial & CUAS Program Coordinator, Virginia State Police
  • Mr Greg Fortier, Vice President, Aviation, Fires, & C5ISR Army Business Unit, SAIC
  • Mr Larry Satterfield, Director, International Sales, BlueHalo
  • Mr Lars Krogh Vammen, Head of Business Development Surveillance Systems, Weibel Scientific A/S
  • Mr Magnus Wallmark, EVP, Business Development and Sales, Fortem Technologies
  • Mr Mario Behn, DEU VNC/Principal Scientist, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, NCI, NATO
  • Mr Michael Torphy, Unit Chief, Surveillance and Emerging Technology Unit, FBI
  • Mr Mike Powell, Director, Radar & CUAS Innovation Solutions, ElbitAmerica
  • Mr Ryan Berry, Manager, UAS Security Division, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mr Shaan Shaikh, Associate Director & Associate Fellow, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Mr Stephan Kraschansky, Managing Director, AARONIA AG
  • Mr Tom Adams, Co-Founder and CEO and Former FBI Counter-UAS, AeroVigilance, FBI
  • Mr Tom Driscoll, CTO, Echodyne
  • Mr William Beasley, Deputy Director, Unmanned Systems Technology, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E), Emerging Technologies
  • Mrs Blakeley Williams, General Engineer, National Nuclear Security Administration, US Department of Energy
  • Ms Danielle McCormick, Director of Strategy & Head of C-sUAS Portfolio, Edgesource Corporation
  • Ms Julie Balduf, Deputy Chief, CUAS Division, US Air Forces Central (AFCENT/A3B)
  • Private First Harijs Osis, C-UAV Specialist, National Armed Forces Of Latvia
  • Reserve Captain Andrus Padar, Expert of Remote Sensing Research and Development Centre & Head of S2 Section, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Estonian Cyber Defence League
  • Senior Representative, BlueHalo
  • Squadron Leader Hugo Piers Morris, SO2 Counter-small Uncrewed Air Systems, Project 6 Lead, Joint Effects, Programmes Directorate, British Army HQ
  • Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Intelligence Mathew Cooze, National cUAS Coordinator, U.S. Border Patrol
  • Warrant Officer Haiko Jan Kroeze, Tactical Flight Officer / Coordinator UAS Operations, Royal Netherlands Military Police

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Marriott Crystal City - Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, 22202
Arlington, VA, USA

Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24455